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Carlos Franzetti: Ricordare (Sunnyside)

The 70-year-old Argentinean pianist and composer Carlos Franzetti delights in mixing things up. Over four-plus decades he’s recorded symphonic (most recently, 2017’s Luminosa and 2018’s Buenos Aires Noir) and solo projects; composed film music and conducted, arranged and orchestrated others’ works (Paquito D’Rivera, Steve Kuhn, Ruben Blades); slipped seamlessly between jazz, tango, and classical music; … Read More “Carlos Franzetti: Ricordare (Sunnyside)”

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Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti: Luminosa (Sunnyside)

The term Renaissance man is thrown around too loosely these days. But Carlos Franzetti really is one. He is a composer, arranger, conductor, vocalist and pianist who moves at will across the theoretical borders separating classical music, jazz, film scores and the folkloric traditions of his native Argentina. This album continues two long-term Franzetti collaborations: … Read More “Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti: Luminosa (Sunnyside)”

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Carlos Franzetti: In the Key of Tango

Tango music has been around for approximately two centuries, and although significant permutations have expanded its parameters-Nuevo Tango has broken it open to new elements over the past few decades-it’s still, at heart, a dance music played by a group. Other pianists have recorded solo piano tango albums before this one by the Argentinean Carlos … Read More “Carlos Franzetti: In the Key of Tango”

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